SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.

ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies

Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap

The concept of Green Growth emerged in the Asia-Pacific region to turn resource constraints and the climate crisis into an economic opportunity that generates a double dividend (higher growth with lower environmental impact) by improving the efficiency of resource use and increasing investments in natural capital to drive economic growth. Realizing the promise of Green Growth will require a bold and ambitious transformation of the economic system.

Call for Applications: "Catalyzing Women's Entrepreneurship"


As part of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s “Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship” project, ESCAP has launched a Request for Applications.

Funding Goal

ESCAP seeks to partner and provide grant funding for 1) the establishment of a women enterprise impact investment fund; or 2) to expand an existing impact investment fund to specifically focus on women enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Decent Jobs for Youth

The Decent Jobs for Youth knowledge facility is a digital platform of tools, publications, databases, thematic resources and more to support evidence-informed action on youth employment.

It leverages the collective experience of multiple partners to share curated, state of the art knowledge and to facilitate learning opportunities for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth employment policies and programmes.

Join the 1st Facilitated Session of the Resource Efficiency E-Learning Course!

The first facilitated session of the ESCAP/ IRP e-learning course on Resource Efficiency will take place from August 5-25, 2019! By following the facilitated session, participants can pace and complement their learning through additional materials, targeted questions, and optional exercises, in addition to having the ability to interact with their peers.

To enroll in the course, follow the link here.